On 30 May 2007 a wild golden eagle chick hatched in Co. Donegal for the first time since the species became extinct in Ireland a hundred previously.

Glenveagh National Park was the site chosen for a project attempting to reintroduce golden eagles to Ireland. The project began in 2001 and by 2005 some 42 birds had been released into the wild. The exact location of the eagle's nest is being kept secret to ensure she survives the next critical seven weeks before she takes flight.

Eileen Magnier talks to Lorcan O'Toole, project manager for the reintroduction of the Golden Eagle, and Joe Gatins of the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

This RTÉ News report was broadcast 30 May 2007.